Arab Israeli actor Norman Issa is at the center of a political storm following his refusal to participate in a performance of the Haifa Theater’s Boomerang production, which was due to take place in the Jordan Valley, over the Green Line. The play, which was scheduled to be staged at the Bik’at Hayarden Regional Council, was cancelled following Issa’s decision.
Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev called on Issa to reconsider his decision. “I believe in coexistence, and we decided to support his theater,” said Regev.
“But he doesn’t believe in coexistence himself. If he did, he would go to the Jordan Valley.”